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Cindy H (#47398027)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for the past few years on a daily basis.
I always remember my Grandma McBride saying we were related to Abraham Lincoln, but had no proof. (This was before computers)Now I know she knew what she was talking about.

I am doing genealogy on:

Brown / Hank Family

McBride / Conner Family

Schoenenberger / Wheeler Family

Hutt / Weston Family

Foust / Blackford Family
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William & Mary Kelly
RE: Cambridge Cemetery
You're welcome. It was a nice drizzly warm day to get out and about.
Added by William & Mary Kelly on Nov 25, 2014 11:21 AM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: Edward Bloodgett
You're very welcome :)
~ Sharon
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Nov 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Mahlon 88105487 and Martha 102451520 Blackford are linked in the Norwalk, IA Cemetery. The dates for Martha (on the tombstone) don't appear to be the right Martha who married Mahlon. Bible record and info obtained from her obituary (Dunns funeral home) indicate she was born 2/22/1853 and died 4/11/1938. She married at age 16 on 10/31/1868 to Mahlon. Could you contact me at my e mail address please? Phyllis 47477875
Added by Phyllis on Nov 20, 2014 10:23 AM
RE: Joy Waugh
Pictures have been moved.
Added by cscallen on Nov 12, 2014 10:36 PM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: Warren Blodgett
You're very welcome - I love taking pictures in the autumn - the foliage is such a great backdrop :) I took pics of all the Blodgetts in that plot if you need them.
~ Sharon
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Nov 12, 2014 12:39 PM
Marlene & Dennis Burkheimer
RE: Bennethum

I added photos today of a grave for, Maria M. Bennethum. The Story County Genealogy's inventory of the cemetery done in 1994 states the stone reads, "Maria M. wife of ? Bennethum, died May 13, 1881, aged 29Y 7 m 23 d (very hard to read)". As you can see from the photos I took today, the marker is totally unreadable today. The death date matches the date for the daughter of J.C. and M.A. Bennethum.

If you don't think this is the correct tombstone, let me know and I'll remove the pictures from the memorial. I could find no stone for Martha Bennethum in the WPA or Story County Inventory of this cemetery nor from my search of the cemetery.
Added by Marlene & Dennis Burkheim... on Nov 06, 2014 1:37 PM
RE: Edward Still
Your welcome. Glad to do it.
Added by Penny on Nov 02, 2014 3:13 PM
S Durby
RE: Henry & Mary Harrison
Yes, I will add the photo of their daughter. I have more photo's for them, close ups for each. An error message appeared when I was downloading. Please check the memorial pages is a few days after I have a chance to try again. I know where their daughter Queene Buland is buried and will get photos for her also.
Added by S Durby on Oct 30, 2014 6:12 AM
Marlene & Dennis Burkheimer
RE: Bennethum
According to the Story County Genealogical Societies survey of tombstones in 1996, there is no tombstone for a "Martha Bennethum". The obituary I include in my last note is for a Maria M. Bennethum Nee Smith who died on May 13, 1881. I believe this is who you are looking for rather than Martha. The death dates match anyway.

I suspect that Maria was the first wife of George David Bennethum. He marries first in 1875 and then I suspect after Maria's death in 1881 he remarries in 1884.

I'll check the cemetery soon to see if I can find a tombstone for a Maria Bennethum with the correct date of death.

Sorry for the confusion
Added by Marlene & Dennis Burkheim... on Oct 29, 2014 10:30 AM
Marlene & Dennis Burkheimer
RE: Bennethum
I believe Martha may actually be the first wife of George David Bennethum and may have been known and buried as Maria. G.D. Bennethum is in the 1880 census with a wife, "M." aged 27 and a daughter, "M." aged 4. The Story County Genweb site shows George marrying on June 10, 1875 and again on 2 December 1884. Below is an obituary that I suspect might be for the person you're looking for since she died in 1881:

From Nevada Representative May 18, 1881

Iowa Centre Items.

Our community was shocked on Saturday morning by the reported death of Mrs. Maria Benethum Nee Smith wife of George Benethum. Mrs. B. who was in the prime of life, has lived in our village from girlhood, was well known and respected by every one, she leaves a husband and two children with whom we bow in sympathy and sadness. The funeral services were by Rev. J. A. Lewis, at the M. E. Church.

What do you think?
Added by Marlene & Dennis Burkheim... on Oct 29, 2014 10:06 AM
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